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Criminal defense: Missouri woman faces multiple charges

Many people are charged with crimes every day in Missouri. Despite this relatively commonplace occurrence, most people facing such charges are unfamiliar with the process of creating an appropriate criminal defense. One woman may now be wondering how to respond to criminal charges now that several have been filed against her.

The most recent charge filed against the 27-year-old woman stems from her alleged treatment of animals that police say she owned. Officials, including an investigator from the Humane Society of Missouri, visited a property following reports of several malnourished horses. When they arrived at the property, they claim they discovered two horses in two separate stalls with no food and little water.

According to reports, she voluntarily relinquished the custody of the horses to the Humane Society. It is unclear who owned the property where the horses were discovered, but she now faces a charge of animal abuse. Reports indicate that she faces several other charges from an unrelated incident, including unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

The criminal justice process can be daunting for those who have little experience with it. As a result, many people in Missouri facing charges seek help creating their criminal defense from an experienced attorney. Often, having such a professional willing to fight on their behalf helps to relieve some of the stress of the process, as they are more prepared to make informed decisions about their case, including whether to fight charges in court or accept a plea deal.

Source: kansascity.com, "Pleasant Hill woman already accused of drug possession is charged with animal abuse", Toriano Porter, June 15, 2017

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